Should parents require older children, teens, or young adults to wear diapers when wetting the bed? Part 1

I’ve heard parents say that it’s okay if an older child, teen, or teen doesn’t want to wear diapers to bed, as long as they take care of wet clothes and bedding, but I think that sends the wrong message. I think it sends the message that it’s okay to be unhygienic. As mentioned above, it’s unhygienic and unhealthy (not to mention uncomfortable) to lie down all night in wet sheets and clothes. The following analogy might help. If a young man has a cut, he will ask him to put a band-aid on it to prevent blood from getting on clothes and other household items, as well as for sanitary reasons. Wearing a diaper to bed shouldn’t be viewed any differently: the diaper is a Band-Aid for a bladder control problem. Or if the youngster was going out in the rain, the parents would see to it that he brought a raincoat or umbrella to prevent the child from getting wet. All of them are waterproof and all of them fulfill the function of preventing the individual from getting wet.

The bottom line is that people don’t like to get wet and take the proper precautions to prevent that from happening. Setting aside concerns of being unhygienic and awkward for now, even if the child or teen has offered to wash their own sheets and clothes, it should be mentioned to them that it takes a lot longer and a lot more work to do a lot of washing. of wet sheets, blankets, and pajamas than washing wet diapers and plastic pants.

At this time I would like to touch on the following. Many parents might wonder if they should require their older children, teens, or teens to wear diapers to sleep if all methods of curing bedwetting have failed and filter through pull-ups or “Goodnites.” The consensus seems to be that the child or adolescent should participate in the selection of what type of clothing to wear to sleep. While I agree with this theory in principle, in practice it might not work all the time. The reasoning behind this theory is that by allowing the child or adolescent to be involved in the decision-making process, they will feel more in control of the situation and thus improve their self-esteem, which in turn will feel less embarrassed.

Many children, adolescents and adolescents feel childish about bedwetting and a large number of people feel that by forcing them to wear diapers to bed, you are making the decision about how to deal with bedwetting and therefore making them feel even more like a baby. I can certainly understand this point of view, but in many situations parents make decisions for their older children or teenagers that are best for them but they don’t like them. Wearing glasses and braces are just two things that come to mind. If it were up to the young man, he wouldn’t wear glasses or braces. Is it so much of an exaggeration to apply the same reasoning to the use of diapers to control nocturnal enuresis? Also, I think it would be less embarrassing and stressful for the child or teen to wear diapers to bed than to wear glasses or braces; After all, since diapers are worn only at night, your friends won’t notice them, while wearing glasses or braces. they are going to.

While it’s good to give children and teens more autonomy as they grow up to be more confident and responsible adults, there are certain kinds of knowledge that only come from experience. Choosing the right incontinence product is one of them; It takes a lot of trial and error to choose an incontinence product that works well. There are many factors involved in choosing an appropriate incontinence product: the type and level of incontinence, whether your incontinence is daytime, nighttime or both, how absorbent the product is and how effectively it protects the individual, how durable a product is, a person’s budget, how discreet the products are, how certain products affect an individual’s skin, whether or not a person has the time and/or desire to wash plastic diapers and briefs , etc. While adults have the ability to weigh these decisions and can make an informed decision about them, many children and adolescents do not have the maturity, knowledge, experience, and ability to make an informed decision in this situation. Their decision about what type of incontinence product to use at bedtime will be influenced by their perception of the image of diapers rather than how well the product keeps them dry at night.

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